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About the Author

Dan Fellner is an eight-time Fulbright fellow, university instructor and freelance travel writer/photographer who has visited all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries across all seven continents.  He has had more than 160 travel articles published in various magazines and newspapers around the world.  His work has been featured in such publications as USA Today, The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Post and The Arizona Republic.

In 1998 Fellner joined Arizona State University as a faculty associate and has taught courses in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, international mass media, intercultural communications and travel writing.  He is a faculty affiliate with ASU’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, and currently teaches courses in travel writing, Eastern Europe, Asia, unique Jewish communities, and river cruising for ASU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).  He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the American Jewish Press Association.

Fellner has been a visiting professor at eight overseas universities as a Fulbright fellow.  He has received Fulbright Scholar grants to Latvia, Moldova and Bulgaria; and Fulbright Specialist grants to Lithuania, Latvia, Indonesia and North Macedonia (twice).  Most recently, he was a Fulbright Specialist at South East European University in North Macedonia during the 2021 fall semester.

In addition, Fellner has been selected four times to teach an intensive one-week course in communications at the Fulbright International Summer Institute (FISI) in Bulgaria.  In August 2023 he was named for the sixth time to the speakers’ bureau (AZ Speaks) of the Arizona Humanities Council.  He gives presentations about unique overseas Jewish communities to audiences throughout the United States.

Formerly, Fellner worked as a television news reporter and anchor in four U.S. cities and spent 10 years in corporate public relations at The Dow Chemical Company.  When he isn’t traveling or presenting lectures, he lives with his wife Kristin in Arizona, where he teaches pickleball classes for the city of Scottsdale’s Parks & Recreation Department.

Lecturing in Bali as a Fulbright fellow.

      A 2023 visit to the 7th continent — Antarctica!



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